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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely to smoke than healthy
Ask the Experts

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...factors, such as low income levels, black race, drug use and using smoking as a coping mechanism. However, it's a habit that a person has some control over, especially with the support of smoking cessation programs, health professionals, friends... Read more »

Smoking

My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have recently been approved by the FDA. With aggressive therapy your husband may be able to improve significantly.Regarding smoking, the major side effect is death. Simply put, smoking kills. It's particularly dangerous for HIVers to smoke,... Read more »

Stopped smoking-V.L. shot up.

Whats up,I recently stopped smoking two or so months ago, when I did my blood work just last week, My V. Load shot up nearly a 1,000 points and my liver showed signs of unsteady rest. The Doctors have asked me if I've been sick, and I haven't. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...replacement therapy, and antismoking medications are more likely to quit than those who rely on willpower alone. No matter how long a person has smoked, quitting can make a big difference in terms of health benefits, some of which begin within... Read more »

smoking

i know that you will probably refer me back to achive. that i have done. i am a young poz lady. my problem is that i smoke. how dangerous is it to my health
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...factor for serious chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. In the early years of the epidemic, many people with HIV/AIDS assumed there was little point in worrying about chronic progressive diseases, since they probably... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecting Discovery and Delivery: The Need for More Evidence on Effective Smoking Cessation Strategies for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...research," the author wrote. "Although there is still a need for additional discovery of health effects associated with smoking for persons living with HIV/AIDS, it is time to disseminate evidence related to delivery of effective cessation... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking-Related Health Risks Among Persons With HIV in the Strategies for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy Clinical Trial

... Smoking prevalence is higher among HIV-positive persons than among the general population. In the current study, the researchers sought to determine smoking-related hazard ratios (HRs) Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...You Get the Flu? The flu virus is highly contagious, which means it's easy to get from someone else. The virus is passed from person to person by breathing in droplets that contain the virus from the air. Other ways include having direct contact... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in which people have high levels of glucose in their blood. Almost 24 million Americans have diabetes and at least 57 million have... Read more »
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Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 3 Replies
...is a "Life Skills Consultant". (Peter Dijkstra's ID on The Body is currently "DOFORYOU".) Several times I have asked this person to post whatever cure or solution he has out in the open, here on these boards, for everybody here to read and... Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23, 1 Reply
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical Read more »

Smoking cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical Read more »

Smoking Cessation & HIV

Posted by beautiful23
...Did you know.. People with HIV have higher smoking rates than the general population? People with HIV who smoke are more likely to have HIV medical Read more »